Politco: “President Donald Trump has upended the panel of federal watchdogs overseeing implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus law, tapping a replacement for the Pentagon official who was supposed to lead the effort.”

+ Well, we know the president can multitask. He’s managing to upend good policy and fire quality people while also making daily, hours-long house calls. James Hamblin: Why Does the President Keep Pushing a Malaria Drug? “Over the course of these two weeks, the president of the United States has become the world’s most prominent peddler of medical misinformation.” While there’s some chance hydroxychloroquine can make a difference, from what I’ve read there’s more promising signs with favipiravir. Boston Globe: Massachusetts to launch first US trial of Japanese coronavirus drug.

+ “Trump is genuinely afraid to lead. He can’t bring himself to make robust use of the Defense Production Act, because the buck would stop with him. (To this day, he insists states should be acquiring their own ventilators.) When asked about delays in testing, he said, ‘I don’t take responsibility at all.’ During Friday’s news conference, he added the tests “we inherited were ‘broken, were obsolete,’ when this form of coronavirus didn’t even exist under his predecessor.” Jennifer Senior in the NYT: This Is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis. (The perplexing question is, why do the cable networks continue to run his fact-free press conferences live?)

+ “Newsom is so confident, in fact, that he announced the state was donating 500 ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile to deploy in states that need them more.” Gavin Newsom is basically creating consortium of states to work together to procure and share PPE and other equipment. It’s a great idea. We should call it: America.